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Support for Lymphedema

Since lymphedema is a chronic condition, it must be managed over a lifetime. NYU Langone doctors and rehabilitation experts provide ongoing support for people with lymphedema. This includes monitoring the effectiveness of lifestyle modifications, which can help alleviate symptoms and prevent them from worsening.

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Lymphedema Management

At NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, physiatrists, who specialize in rehabilitation medicine; physical therapists; and massage therapists, who are trained in manual lymphatic drainage, help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Our specialists have expertise in cancer rehabilitation, which can help people regain flexibility, strength, and aerobic conditioning after treatment.

Psychological Support

NYU Langone doctors understand that lymphedema can cause emotional strain. Your physician can refer you to a social worker or a psychologist at Rusk Rehabilitation who can counsel you on managing symptoms of depression or anxiety.

Our Research and Education in Lymphedema

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.